We are thrilled to announce ‘Subject of Study: Collaboration and Research and Artistic Practice’ to be held Thursday, November 17 from 12:00 to 19:00 at the University of Manchester and Manchester School of Art. Made possible through the support of artsmethods and the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership, ‘Subject of Study’ is aimed at exploring research collaborations in academic and artistic practice. The conference opens with an afternoon of researcher lead discussion at the University of Manchester, exploring different forms of collaborative practice and relationships between the agency of individuals engaged in collaborative research and the institutional or disciplinary context in which they operate. This is followed by an early evening Reception and Keynote by artist, writer and educator, Anthony Luvera (http://www.luvera.com) at the Manchester School of Art (Manchester Metropolitan University). Luvera’s work explores tensions between authorship (or artistic control) and participation, and the ethics involved in representing other people’s lives.
‘The Subject of Study’ is hosted by Common Ground (https://commongroundmcr.wordpress.com/about/), an interdisciplinary research network aimed at fostering dialogue between researchers and communities who are the subject of research, with a particular focus on the northern and border counties of Ireland. Common Ground seeks to extend dialogue across disciplines and beyond regional boundaries and has designed this conference to be of interest to researchers working in similarly contested territories or contexts.
This free event is open to emerging and established academics, independent scholars and interested members of the public. To register for the event, please visit the Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/subject-of-study-collaboration-in-research-and-artistic-practice-tickets-28499784623 . For more information on student bursaries, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . We hope that you will be able to join us and look forward to an engaging discussion!
Best wishes, Common Ground (Pauline Hadaway and Sarah Feinstein)